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Locals, school children risk their lives crossing collapsed bridge in Gujarat’s Kheda

Residents of Naika and Bherai villages have been petitioning authorities to rebuild the bridge that is only way for them to commute.

india Updated: Jul 11, 2018 11:51 IST
Asian News International, Kheda (Gujarat)
Gujarat,Kheda,Bridge in Kheda district
The bridge connects Naika and Bherai villages in Gujarat’s Kheda district and is used by locals to commute (Screen grab).(ANI)

Residents of two villages in Gujarat’s Kheda risk their lives everyday while using a bridge that collapsed two months ago.

The bridge, that connects Naika and Bherai villages, is also used by children to reach their school.

Locals have been petitioning authorities to rebuild the bridge that is only way for them to commute.

A local told ANI, “If we don’t use this bridge, we will have to travel a distance of 10 km instead of 1 km.”

Kheda district collector IK Patel has said that work on the bridge will resume soon.

“Construction work will be resumed immediately. The work has not begun due to rain,” he said.

First Published: Jul 11, 2018 11:42 IST